on board of Team Plastique, on february the 22th, Alessandro Di Benedetto was completing the Vendée Globe, 11th, his elapsed time for the race: 104 days, 34 minutes and 30 seconds.
This solitary feat is the result of a collective work in which you where involved.
That’s why the whole Team Plastique crew joins me to thank you for your invaluable help and your involvement which have contributed to the success and the radiance of that unforgettable adventure we have the luck to live with you.
“Since the inception of the Volvo Ocean 65 and its strict ‘1 Design’ criteria, it has been clear that all processes throughout the build of the boat had been closely followed. With the experience of Stefano and his boys from QI Composites it was an easy choice to have QI involved from the very beginning in 2012. Now we are in full of race mode, Stefano Beltrando and his men are performing NDT at avery stopover in The Volvo Ocean Race to ensure the Volvo Ocean 65’s are going to sea in the best condition possible. To ensure these boats are in the best possible condition, every technician on site needs to know these boats inside out and that is no exception with the team from QI Composites”
Head of The Boatyard
Volvo Ocean Race, S.L.U.
...probably the biggest NDT marine data base
firmly at the helm
Official NDT supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet
Q.I. Composites S.r.l., specialized in non destructive analysis, set up by Stefano Beltrando in 1999, is the company providing the control and analysis activities for the entire fleet of the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) taking part in Volvo Ocean Races 2014-15 and 2017-18. This acknowledgment, which followed a specific request from Volvo Ocean Race headquarters, results from the work carried out in the previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race and in the main sailing events in the world.
Q.I. COMPOSITES S.R.L. IS APPROVED AS LABORATORY FOR TECHNICAL COMPETENCE IN THE FIELD OF NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING IN THE RANGE OF MOTOR AND SAILING YACHTS BY GERMANISCHER LLOYD - APPROVAL NB. GL-LZ 2512 HH